Ajax’s record victory on Saturday at VVV-Venlo is also big news in other countries. The international media are amazed about the 0-13 with which the Amsterdammers wrote Eredivisie history in Venlo.
‘Giants Ajax beat VVV’
“Beware Atalanta! Ajax is not holding back”, writes The Gazzetta dello Sport. The Italian sports newspaper thus warns the opponent of the Amsterdam club in the Champions League on Tuesday.
The Spanish newspaper Marca calls the 0-13 a “Guinness Book of Records victory” and emphasizes that Ajax did not even play in the strongest line-up.
Erik ten Hag presented Sean Klaiber, Jurgen Ekkelenkamp and Lassina Traoré with the match against Atalanta in mind. And strangely enough, that yielded him the biggest win ever in the Eredivisie. After Christian Kum got red, Ajax was cruel to the rival. They scored nine times! “
The Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad headlines: “Historical beating: Ajax crushes VVV-Venlo with 0-13!”. And the German newspaper image writes: “VVV loses 13-0 (!) to national champions Ajax. AT HOME! The first half was already a debacle for VVV (0-4), but in a different dimension. After Christian Kum’s red card, things went very very fast.”
The English media are also unpacking. On the websites of the BBC in Sky Sports all goals can be seen. “Ajax pulverizes VVV with 0-13”, the BBC writes. And “The giants of Ajax are beating VVV.”
According to La Journal of Sport the social media department of VVV no longer knew what to do when Ajax reached the double digits. “From the tenth goal, VVV only tweeted gifs in an attempt to downplay the worst defeat in club history.”